What to Do in St. Louis This Week
This week, St. Louis goes green for Earth Day, with a crop of events centered around plants, creative reuse, and celebrating the planet we call home. Not to worry, we haven’t skimped on the non-Earth-Day-related events. Here are the latest in the arts, entertainment and dining.
Restaurants Openings: Good Fortune and The Bao
Two new Asian-cuisine-inspired restaurants opened in the last week. After two years of preparation, Good Fortune opens in Botanical Heights, the highly anticipated new “American-Chinese” brainchild of veterans of renowned St. Louis eateries like Strange Donuts, Niche Food Group, Privado and The Libertine. The Bao serves up traditional and creative interpretations of Chinese baozi, or steamed buns, as well as small plates and zesty sides. We’re especially intrigued by their breakfast offerings, like the “Bao and Gravy” and the “Beignet Bao.”
When: Tuesday-Sunday, 4:30-9:30 p.m.
Where: 1614 Tower Grove Ave.
When: Monday-Saturday, 7 a.m.-3 p.m. (dinner service to come!)
Where: 14 N. Central Ave., in Clayton
ReMAKE Craft Night with Perennial
Perennial, a nonprofit and community workshop dedicated to creative reuse, partners with the Green Dining Alliance of St. Louis for a special Earth Month rendition of reMAKE. Meet at GDA-certified Three Kings Public House in the Delmar Loop for food and libations while creating eco-friendly crafts including air fresheners, burlap weaves, wood-pendant jewelry and more.
When: Thursday April 19, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Where: Three Kings Public House
Price: $5 for non-members of Perennial; free for members
Consuming Kinetics Dance Company Presents “The Scenic Route”
Consuming Kinetics is a local dance studio helmed by the mighty Arica Brown, who pours her heart into her company. CKDC offers dance classes to the public in a variety of styles, from Jazz Funk to Heels to Contemporary, inclusive to dancers of any age and technical level. Their spring concert focuses on themes of experience, adventure and travel. “The Scenic Route” features the work of guest choreographers Ryadah Heiskell, David Marchant, Cecil Slaughter and Rafael Tillery and resident choreographers Arica Brown, Sam Gaitsch and Ashreale McDowell.
When: April 20-21 at 8 p.m., April 22 at 3 p.m.
Where: The Marcelle Theater
Price: $25 general admission ($30 including fees)
New Exhibition Openings: The Bermuda Project and The Luminary
The Bermuda Project presents “Trapper Keeper,” a group exhibition including the work of Isaac Howell, Kerri Conlon, Michelle Uckotter, Janie Stamm and Sara Weininger. The Luminary on Cherokee opens their group spring exhibition entitled “A Day With Amanda, Adrienne, Body, Catalina, Cole, Danica, Felicia, Jess, Jesse, Michael, Misha and The Girls, Mort, Rachel, Ryan, Sage, and Shane,” curated by Amy Granat.
Trapper Keeper at The Bermuda Project
When: Opens April 20, 6-10 p.m.
Where: The Bermuda Project, 830 S Florissant Road, Ferguson, Missouri.
Spring Exhibition at The Luminary
When: Opening reception April 21, 12-3 p.m. On view through May 24.
Where: The Luminary on Cherokee Street
Reel Late at the Tivoli: “Wayne’s World”
Party time, excellent. *Air guitar.*
Come hang out and eat some popcorn with Wayne and Garth at the Tivoli.
When: April 20, midnight
Where: The Tivoli in the Delmar Loop
Plant Swap at Wellspent Brewing Company
If you have a green thumb and have yet to check out the new Wellspent Brewing Co. in Midtown, kill two birds with one stone at this plant swap in partnership with Design & Flowers from Columbus, Ohio. Register to reserve one of 25 free spots (although they’re going fast!), bring a healthy plant and take a new one home. Plants can be potted or propagated, but no pests allowed!
When: April 21, 3-5 p.m.
Where: Wellspent Brewing Company
Price: One healthy plant!
The Color Run 5k
You’ve seen the photos of your friends in running gear, splashed with magenta, teal and tangerine and looking ecstatic. The Color Run Hero Tour is bigger and better in 2018, featuring double the color in two brand-new Super Zones. Sign up online to reserve your spot and receive a limited-edition participant kit.
When: April 21, 8 a.m.
Where: Eternal Flame Park
Inaugural Cajun Festival in the Central West End
Evangeline’s Bistro, Mahler Ballroom and the CWEA are joining forces to host the neighborhood’s first-ever Cajun Festival. Sample cajun flavors and jive to live music starting at noon, featuring bands like Boogiefoot, Miss Jubilee & The Humdingers and more.
When: April 21, Noon-11 p.m.
Where: Washington Blvd. & Euclid (in front of Evangeline’s)
Price: Food and drink for purchase
Earth Day Festival
Head to Forest Park this weekend to celebrate Earth Day. Thank the Earth for everything she offers us, learn about the sustainability efforts from local businesses and organizations, chow down and enjoy a stacked schedule of music and dance performances.
When: April 21-22, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. daily
Where: Forest Park on the MUNY grounds
Price: Food and drink for purchase
Lagerfest at Urban Chestnut Brewing Company
Lagers have a long history in St. Louis, popular in the early stages of the city’s beer scene (circa 1800) due to the large population of German immigrants. UCBC hosts their first LagerFest centered on the theme of ‘Lagers of the Past,’ featuring world-class lagers from breweries across the country, food, and live music.
When: April 22, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Where: UCBC in the Grove
Price: $15 gets you a glass and (5) samples. Additional samples available (2) for $5.